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                                                                 Advent Journey Together

                                                 “Stir up your power, Lord Christ and come!”  

So begins the words of the Prayer of the Day for the first Sunday in Advent, November 28th.  Actually, each Sunday in Advent, the prayer of the day begins with the same two words, “Stir up” - first power, then “our hearts”, then “the wills of your faithful people”, and finally, we repeat the first Sunday’s prayer.

Advent is the time when things get “stirred up” - Christ’s power, our hearts and wills. This season is truly important! It is the time when, ready or not, we start a brand new church year and hopefully — we get “Stirred Up”!

This Advent season you are invited into a journey with us to push back against racism in our community and the world.  This Guide provides a daily chapter from the Gospel of Luke, a video Practice, and a Reflection. 

To engage the Advent Practice, use the hyperlinks for each day (or copy the web address that begins https: whi you can type or paste into your web search bar).

Join our Sunday 7pm Zoom discussion here on December 5th, 12th, and 19th. 

Note: If you “like” our Facebook page (@TLCbradenton), you will receive a notification of each daily post.

                                            You're Invited to Weekly Worship!
Outdoor Worship:
Join us Sundays at 9am for outdoor worship in the Memorial Garden area. You may participate in parked cars or bring a lawn chair to sit in the grass. If the lawn area is already full, please stay in your car and tune into our FM station on your radio. Aside from staying home and watching worship online, this remains the safest worship opportunity we offer!

Indoor Worship:
We follow CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of face coverings. Currently, Manatee County is at Moderate Risk level. Therefore, only individuals who are NOT fully vaccinated must properly wear a mask WHEN entering our building. Anyone is also invited to wear a face mask if you feel safer doing so.

  • Contemporary worship, Saturdays at 5:30pm.   
  • Traditional worship, Sundays at 11am.     

We continue to encourage conversations before and following worship to take place outside the building. Thank you for continuing to care for the safety of others and yourself during these times.

Note: Indoor worship services are also livestreamed on our Facebook page (@TLCbradenton) and our YouTube channel.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence." 

Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132
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ALL ages will gather in our courtyard Friday, December 17th, 5:30-7:30pm, to share fun activities, a meal and more!   Reservations are needed so we can prepare for everyone. Please click on "More" below for details.

Love is born at Christmas. On December 24th, Christmas Eve, ALL are invited to worship with us:
4pm    Outdoor - on the lawn or in your vehicle
5:30pm     Indoor Traditional - In person or via YouTube or Facebook
7:30pm     Indoor Contemporary - In person or via YouTube or Facebook
Each service includes Holy Communion and Special Music.
Note:  YouTuve and Facebook worship services remain available for viewing at any time.

Our next ZOOM coffee hour is Sunday, December 5th, 10am.  For more information including Zoom link, click [More] below! 

Prayer List updated 11/26/2021:  use this link. To add or remove names, click [More].

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